Time for the latest Marker Geek Monday. Today I’ve got a colouring video and some tips on planning your colouring (whatever medium you use)!
Plan Your Colouring:
I thought this would be a great time to chat a little about planning colouring projects. This advice applies whatever medium you choose to use.
Firstly, a confession: most of the time I wing it. Probably not a big surprise, I’m a little lazy and a little impatient. I like to dive straight in to the colouring. Recently however I have come around to the benefits of taking a little time to plan first, especially when colouring detailed images like our Uptown Girls Thelma and Louise.
When planning you can take into account the whole card – designer papers and embellishments you intend to use, the overall look you’re going for. Pull up some reference photos to help you decide on colouring and shading. When you’ve got an idea of some of the colours you would like to use, stamp the image on a piece of scrap paper and test the colours to see how they work together.
No need to make your colouring perfect on this test piece, no shading necessary – you’re just looking to see how the main colours work together.
This step can really help you to assess if your chosen colours and colour placement are going to work. You could take it a step further and stamp a few copies of the image on scrap paper, to test out a few colour schemes or to test out varying the placement of your chosen colours.
The colouring process tends to go a little faster if you have everything planned out, so actually, investing a little time in planning really pays off!
Uptown Girls Thelma & Louise Copic Colouring Video:
Watch me colour Thelma and Louise in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.
Full Copic Marker details are included in the video.
Uptown Girls Thelma & Louise Card Design:
Here’s the card I made using this image for the release previews.
Stamp Used: Uptown Girls Thelma & Louise stamp set (coordinating die set also available).
Over To You!
If you try out the techniques shown in any of the posts with your Stamping Bella stamps, be sure to share! We would love to see the results and hear how you feel about them. Show off your creations in the comments below and even better, share your own favourite tips with us. Let’s talk colour!
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Until next time, HAPPY COLOURING!
LOL! I always seem to just pick up my medium and begin coloring. When I’m done with the coloring, then I have to try to find some paper and embellishments to match. LOL! I always say to myself to pick the paper and embellishments first, but no, I just jump right in and color. I will have to try this sometime! It does make sense, just not sure I have that “sense”! LOL! 🙂